Trail Cameras Capture Secret Lives of Animals

Amanda Cheeseman, a postdoctoral associate with the State University of New York’s College of Environmental Science and Forestry, studies New England and eastern cottontails in the Lower Hudson Valley. She developed a program called Canid Camera that enlists citizen scientists to help identify animals whose photos have been captured on trail cameras. The aim is to quantify wildlife diversity in different types of forests, particularly young forests where New England cottontails are found. (We reported on Canid Camera back in February 2018.)

Recently, the New York Times published an article on the work. In addition to Cheeseman, colleague Michael Burger of Audubon New York is quoted, explaining how wildlife needs and uses young forest. Read the article here.